Day 5 Completed
|Average Chip Stack||2,100,000|
Day 5 Completed
Mike Gorodinsky won poker's most prestigious title early Friday morning, taking down the $50,000 Poker Players' Championship, the "David 'Chip' Reese Memorial Trophy that comes with it and his second WSOP bracelet.
"I feel amazing," he told PokerNews, moments after beating Jean-Robert Bellande heads up to also capture a $1,270,086 first-place prize. "This is literally something I've gone to bed dreaming about and it's just cool to legitimately realize a dream. This was just an amazing day, an amazing five days."
The 10-game mixed event began five days ago with 84 of the world's best players entering by the time registration closed. Thursday, David "ODB" Baker came into the final table of six with the chip lead, but Bellande climbed up close busting Dan Kelly sixth with a ten-badugi over Kelly's queen-badugi.
Bellande also knocked out Chris Klodnicki fifth in Badugi, making a six-badugi to get the better of the one-time $50k PPC runner-ups eight. Bellande held the lead, but Baker struck back sending Ben Sulsky to the rail fourth when his held versus Sulsky's all in preflop in No-Limit Hold'em.
However, Baker could do no better than third after running into Gorodinsky's in the same game and failing to make miracles happen. Heads up began with Gorodinsky holding 7,550,000 to Bellande's 5,050,000 and although it was an epic affair lasting several hours, Gorodinsky grinded out the win against Bellande, eventually getting him to commit all his chips with top two against a set of eights in Pot-Limit Omaha and holding.
$50,000 Poker Players' Championship Final Table Results
|1||Mike Gorodinsky||St. Louis, MO||$1,270,086|
|2||Jean-Robert Bellande||Las vegas, NV||$784,828|
|3||David "ODB" Baker||Katy, TX||$514,926|
|4||Ben Sulsky||Brewster, Ma||$353,928|
|5||Chris Klodnicki||Philadelphia, PA||$251,314|
|6||Dan Kelly||Potomac, MD||$184,222|
One of the most prestigious events in poker, the $50,000 Poker Players' Championship, is nearing its conclusion.
David "ODB" Baker finished Day 4 of the five-day event with the chip lead, bagging up 3,227,000 in chips. He'll enter the final table with just over 25 percent of the chips in play. Trailing behind Baker are Mike Gorodinsky (2,589,000), Jean-Robert Bellande (2,188,000), Chris Klodnicki (2,130,000), Ben Sulsky (1,462,000), and Dan Kelly (1,003,000).
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